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La Balancoire

6, rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France (Montmartre)
+33 1 42 23 70 83
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Ranked #178 of 12,046 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $28 - $52
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Montmartre
Description: Open from Tuesday to Saturday for Lunch and Dinner.
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Hightstown, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We went to see the sacre coeur basilica and based on the reviews from Tripadvisor we planned on this place. It was everything we could ask for and more. The service was great, the drinks were great and the food was fantastic.

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I was made to feel very welcome in comfortable and cosy seating. The service is very personable and friendly, the atmosphere is cosy and kind of cool too. I had an amazingly good portion of delicious steak with slow roasted potatoes coupled with some lovely wine recommended by one of the chaps serving. You could tell the ingredients were of... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Lovely food and choices in this restaurant. Staff very lovely and go through the whole menu with you. The restaurant is small so make a reservation online to make sure you don't miss out! The bread served with the meal is delicious!

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London, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place intrigued me online and being near where I was staying, I decided to have lunch there prior to attacking the day properly. It was quite an indulgent affair. Non pretentious but some little quirky notes in terms of conceptual decor. This in no way is to compensate for the lack of quality in food. It's typical French bistro... More

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South
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Best place to eat in Paris! Book a table, or reserve a table on the waitlist and go to Sacre Coeur for an amazing view. We were really unorganised so booked a table for 10pm via walk in and went for a wonder and a wine up. Make sure you do head back to La Balancoire though. You will have... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed in an apartment in Montmartre over Christmas so were cooking a lot of meals ourselves with the amazing local ingredients. As such, when we dined out, we wanted it to be pretty special. La Balancoire hit the mark on all counts. Loved the fact the menu was 'what the chef felt like making that day'...and it was all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My wife and I dined at La Balancoire on a Friday night as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations. The welcome was warm and friendly, the surroundings informal and unaffected. After a brief dialogue it was agreed our waiter's impeccable English was better than my shaky French. He was superb; explaining each item of the small but varied menu, friendly... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We went here recommended by a "local" and were not disappointed. The name means "the swing" and there is indeed a swing in the restaurant - very nice to sit on, but not very suitable for eating. We had lunch from a limited menu, but the choices were sufficient for us. Food very well prepared, staff (Martin was our waiter)... More

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Sete, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Having read the reviews here we were looking forward to a good meal. Unfortunately, although the welcome was warm, the restaurant charming and the service good, the food was very disappointing. As a group of 5 we ordered one of each of the starters. The two patés, one foie gras, the other pâté de campagne, were good. But the soup... More

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My mother and I visited this restaurant for a light dinner on our first night in Paris and were so impressed we immediately rebooked for another night during our stay! On both occassions the service was impeccable and the food delicious. The menu was quite short, which is usually a good sign, and contained a mix of cuisines, meats and... More

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